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Q: HELP! Like you, I’m always wrong about everything! I’m sick of my non-Fox News-watching, clever friends always nonchalantly offering their “correct” and “accurate” information. I’d like to force people to listen to me when I shout my misinformed propaganda into the ether even though my accuracy rate is abysmal.
I know there’s no proof that Wikileaks’ reports have hurt anyone, but in my gut, I know that Julian Assange is worse than a thousand Hitlers. Please help me destroy my bastard liberals friends!!!!
One last thing. I too am completely unqualified to participate in most conversations I find myself shouting my way into. But my daddy was an important neo-Conservative columnist, so because I share his genes and since I also have an acute disdain for the poor, I consider myself to be a part of a respectable political class.
Anyway, I know my community is made up of plebeians who should be worshipping me if only I could show them the light.
Help me show them the light,
- Hurtin in Hartly
A: “The entire American government and political class should simply go about its important foreign policy business, and treat these leaks as beneath contempt, and beneath comment.”
This really warms my heart. In the spirit of camaraderie, Billy Kristol has decided to sidestep the profound horror of sane Americans in the wake of Rand Paul’s terrible statements about the Civil Rights Act.
INTERVIEWER: Would you have voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
PAUL: I like the Civil Rights Act in the sense that it ended discrimination in all public domains, and I’m all in favor of that.
PAUL: You had to ask me the “but.” I don’t like the idea of telling private business owners — I abhor racism. I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership. But I absolutely think there should be no discrimination in anything that gets any public funding, and that’s most of what I think the Civil Rights Act was about in my mind.
This is usually when Libertarian ideology explodes in flames, and it becomes abundantly clear — outside of clambaking your friend’s Nissan in the high school parking lot — ideas about getting “The Man” our of your bidness and letting the market dictate everything are overly simplified, unworkable non-solutions to complex, real life problems.
A new CBS News poll finds that a large majority of Americans say they do not want former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to run for president.
Specifically, 71 percent say they do not want the former Republican vice presidential nominee to run for president, while 21 percent say they do want her to run.
When the results are split out by party, 56 percent of Republicans say they do not want her to seek the office and 30 percent do. Meanwhile, 88 percent of Democrats do not want her to run. Among independents, 65 percent do not want her to run and 25 percent do.
I wonder if something like this even matters anymore. Sure, a majority of Republicans and Democrats agree (and when was the last time there was bipartisan support like this for anything?) that Sarah Palin should not — for the love of God — run for President.
But do they really mean it? And can the little people be trusted to make these big decisions?